Combined therapy to ameliorate ventilatory instability in patients with heart failure and sleep apnea [ 2013 - 2019 ]

Also known as: Reducing ventilatory instability and sleep apnea in patients with heart failure

Research Grant

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Researchers: Dr Scott Sands (Principal investigator)

Brief description Sleep apnea is highly prevalent, particularly in patients with heart failure, and treatment remains limited to applying pressure via a face mask which can be intolerable. Although instability in breathing control is a major cause of apnea in many patients, treatments targeting instability with sufficient efficacy are unavailable. This project will combine two treatments, acetazolamide and oxygen, to powerfully reduce instability and provide relief from sleep apnea in a subgroup of patients.

Funding Amount $AUD 386,648.01

Funding Scheme Early Career Fellowships

Notes CJ Martin Biomedical ECF

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